Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween 2017. Have a great day.

Happy Halloween!

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Adventure Golf at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge

Playing the new Adventure Golf course at Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull.


Adventure Golf at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge

On Saturday 9th September we visited the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge to play the new 18-hole Adventure Golf course.

Adventure Golf at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge
On the 18th

It's a brilliant Harris Miniature Golf layout and it looks superb. Even though the weather had been dreadful the course still played really nicely. I shot a round of 41 (the course par is 50). Not bad considering the weather conditions. There are definitely some great hole-in-one opportunities on the course, as well as some potential pitfalls. It's a well designed course and you really need to be on top of your game for some of the second putts as the greens are fairly large for minigolf.

Adventure Golf at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge
What a lovely setting for a game of miniature golf

The course became the 770th visited and 457th played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Adventure Golf at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge
On the practice putting green before my round

Adventure Golf at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge
The Rules

Adventure Golf at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge

Adventure Golf at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge

Adventure Golf at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge

Adventure Golf at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge

Adventure Golf at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge

Adventure Golf at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge

Adventure Golf at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge

Adventure Golf at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge

Adventure Golf at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge

Adventure Golf at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge

Adventure Golf at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge

Adventure Golf at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge

We've visited the Four Ashes Golf Centre a lot over the years to play tournaments on the centre's 12-hole Mini Golf course. It was originally course number 72 visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Emily and Richard Gottfried at the Adventure Golf course at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge
The Four Ashes Golf Centre was the location of our 72nd and 770th courses visits

Visit the Four Ashes Golf Centre website for more information, opening times and prices.

Related blog posts:
Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
Minigolf Course Number 72 - Dorridge
Minigolf at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge
Mini Golf course at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge
Dorridge

Link:
Four Ashes Golf Centre website

Video:
- Adventure Golf at Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Mini Golf at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge

Christmas-on-Sea

With the festive season fast approaching Southend-on-Sea has got it's Christmas lights up already. Although they're not yet lit. The 'Christmas-on-Sea' lights on the Southend Central bridge were quite eye catching.

Southend-on-Sea is Christmas-on-Sea!
Welcome to Christmas-on-Sea!

It was great to see Southend nice and busy during our all-too-brief visit over the weekend. It was the first time we've been to the seaside town and NOT had time to play any minigolf. The courses we're proving a hit with the holidaymakers, locals and day-trippers.

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The A-Team - tile company in Belfast and Lisburn

Spotting the bootleg A-Team van in Southend on Sea reminded me of this superb knock-off we spotted in Belfast way back in 2010. There's so much to like about the vehicle and its signage!

Not The A-Team's van!
The people behind this van's paint job must've been rascals!

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The 'A-Team's' van in Southend

We were down in Southend-on-Sea at the weekend and while having a wander along Marine Parade we spotted a bootleg A-Team van at one of the amusement arcades.

The 'A-Team's' van in Southend
What's a 'B-Staf'!?

It's not the first bootleg A-Team van we've seen on our travels either!

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Chip mascot in Southend

The 'Chip shop mascot man who is eating himself' at Southend's Adventure Island Theme Park has had a bit of a paint job since we saw him last year.

The 'Chip shop mascot man who is eating himself' at Southend's Adventure Island Theme Park
He used to be blue

The cannibal chip man was blue when we saw him - and a number of hot dog mascots - last July.

The 'Chip shop mascot man who is eating himself' at Southend's Adventure Island Theme Park

Friday, October 27, 2017

Surfside Crazy Golf at Pensarn Beach in Abergele

Playing the Crazy Golf course at the Surfside Amusements in Abergele.


Surfside Crazy Golf at Pensarn Beach in Abergele

The second Crazy Golf course we played on our holiday in North Wales was at the Surfside Amusements in Abergele.

Surfside Crazy Golf at Pensarn Beach in Abergele
The course has 13-holes

The course is a 13-hole layout, with 9-holes of Crazy Golf in a sea world theme, while holes 10-14 are completely different. It's an odd and intriguing layout and was good fun to play.

Surfside Crazy Golf at Pensarn Beach in Abergele
One of the aquatic-themed obstacles on the front-9

On Friday 22nd September the Surfside Crazy Golf course at Pensarn Beach in Abergele became the 463rd played and 782nd visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Surfside Crazy Golf at Pensarn Beach in Abergele

Surfside Crazy Golf at Pensarn Beach in Abergele

Surfside Crazy Golf at Pensarn Beach in Abergele

Surfside Crazy Golf at Pensarn Beach in Abergele

Surfside Crazy Golf at Pensarn Beach in Abergele

Surfside Crazy Golf at Pensarn Beach in Abergele

Surfside Crazy Golf at Pensarn Beach in Abergele

Surfside Crazy Golf at Pensarn Beach in Abergele

In our match-up on the 13-hole course I won with a score of 17 to Emily's 20.

Surfside Crazy Golf at Pensarn Beach in Abergele
Numero one in Abergele



We had a great time playing the course. It's a unique layout and it was nice to play a mixture of holes and obstacles - it was like playing two courses in one, especially when you consider how big the 10th hole was!

Surfside Crazy Golf at Pensarn Beach in Abergele
Emily on the 10th hole



Surfside Crazy Golf at Pensarn Beach in Abergele
Playing the 10th

As a bit of a train nerd it was fun hearing and seeing the variety of trains thundering passed the course too.



The Sea World Crazy Golf course at the Surfside Amusements is well worth a play. On our visit it was just £2 a round. Marvellous fun. 

Surfside Crazy Golf at Pensarn Beach in Abergele

Check out the Surfside Amusements on Facebook for more information, opening times and prices.

Surfside Crazy Golf at Pensarn Beach in Abergele
The scorecard from Surfside Crazy Golf

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- Wales

Link:
- Surfside Amusements on Facebook

Videos:
- Hole 1
- Hole 5
- Hole 6
- Hole 10
- Hole 12

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Happy National Pumpkin Day!

Oh my gourd it's National Pumpkin Day!

Happy National Pumpkin Day 2017.

Last year we visited Southport Pleasureland - it was full of pumpkins!
Last year we visited Southport Pleasureland - it was full of pumpkins!

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Mini Golf at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge

A look at the Mini Golf course at Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull.

Mini Golf course at Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull
It was a very wet Saturday when we called into the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge

On Saturday 9th September we visited the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge to play the new 18-hole Adventure Golf course. While there we also had to have a look at the 12-hole Mini Golf course - we've played it so many times over the years. It was the 72nd course visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour back in 2008.

Mini Golf course at Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull
Hole 1

Mini Golf course at Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull
A nice hole to start your round - but it can be a tough second putt if you don't get your reboud right

Mini Golf course at Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull
Hole 2

Mini Golf course at Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull
The optical illusion can trick you into playing too hard a shot. This will leave you with a tough second putt

Mini Golf course at Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull
Hole 3

Mini Golf course at Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull
A nice ace opportunity

Mini Golf course at Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull
Hole 4

Mini Golf course at Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull
A nice tester

Hole 5

Mini Golf course at Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull
Another good chance of a hole in one

Hole 6

Mini Golf course at Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull
A good ace hole too

Mini Golf course at Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull
Hole 7

Mini Golf course at Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull
A potential round killer!

Mini Golf course at Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull
Hole 8

Mini Golf course at Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull
You need to play a perfectly paced shot on this hole. The reward is a lovely hole in one

Mini Golf course at Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull
Hole 9

You do not want to end up in the ditch

Mini Golf course at Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull
Hole 10

Mini Golf course at Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull
I don't think I've ever scored a hole in one on this hole

Mini Golf course at Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull
Hole 11

Mini Golf course at Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull
Another potential round ruiner!

Mini Golf course at Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull
Hole 12

Mini Golf course at Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull
A nice way to end your round

Visit the Four Ashes Golf Centre website for more information, opening times and prices.

Related blog posts:
- Minigolf Course Number 72 - Dorridge 
- Minigolf at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge
- Dorridge
Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- Adventure Golf course at the Four Ashes Golf Centre

Link:
- Four Ashes Golf Centre website

Video:
- Mini Golf at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge